en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:12:37 -0400 15 Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:45:00 -0400 Last crew member of Enola Gay dies The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:36:00 -0400 Body of young 'stowaway' found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions The body of an unidentified male between 15 and 20 years old was found in the wheel well of an 86th Airlift Wing C-130 on Sunday after the plane returned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from missions in Africa, officials said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:33:00 -0400 Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:00 -0400 Police: 2 arrested in Michigan guardsman's carjack slaying Detroit police say they've arrested a man and a woman in the fatal shooting of a Michigan National Guard soldier during a carjacking on the city's west side. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:00 -0400 House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:34:00 -0400 SOCOM chief McRaven is chancellor finalist for University of Texas System University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:31:00 -0400 17,000 troops' debt relieved in settlement with loan company About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and state regulators Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:00 -0400 Fort Stewart soldier, daughter die after being struck by plane A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:00 -0400 Army putting boat up for auction - starting at $25 A landing craft tied up at Fort Eustis, Virginia, is going up for auction Tuesday night, with bidding starting at $25. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:46:00 -0400 U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia The U.S. message has been clear that if Russia would not deescalate its movements and hostility in Ukraine, more sanctions would be imposed. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:14:00 -0400 Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 -0400 PACOM chief: U.S. not worried about Chinese intel ship at RIMPAC The head of the Pentagon's Pacific Command said Tuesday that it's 'a little odd' the Chinese government has sent a spy ship to trail the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently taking place off the coast of Hawaii - an exercise in which China has f Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 -0400 Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of 'American Sniper' author Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:00 -0400 U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:41:00 -0400 Dunford fielded tough questions on military justice before his confirmation Before Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing July 17, he answered a long list of the committee's questions on topics ranging from acquisition challenges to suicide prevention. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:00 -0400 Congrats, O-4! Active-duty staff corps selections announced The following active-duty staff corps officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 057/14, released Monday: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0400 UFC releases Colton Smith after third-straight loss One month after a third-straight defeat, the only active-duty service member in the world's top mixed martial arts circuit has been released from his contract. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0400 Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold War-era arms deal Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:00 -0400 McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald - and there will be no honeymoon. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:08:00 -0400 DoD to oversee senator's Army War College plagiarism probe The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:00 -0400 Polk soldier dies in training accident The Clay County community is mourning the loss of a Sergeant Tyler Zody, 20. The 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army says on Thursday July 24th, the Fort Campbell soldier was killed in a training accident involving a vehicle that also injured three soldiers in Fort Polk, Louisiana. The incident is under investigation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:57:00 -0400 Sources: Officer, enlisted force-outs to increase The officer corps may not have seen the last of the involuntary separation and early retirement boards that so far have cut short the careers of some 1,700 Regular Army captains and majors. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:56:00 -0400 Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:08:00 -0400 Lists due out soon for Reserve medical officer promotions, special-branch ILE Selection lists containing the names of health services officers recommended for promotion to captain, and special branch officers slated for resident Intermediate Level Education will be released within the next few days. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:02:00 -0400 Audit: VA manipulated vets' appointment records Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases, intimidation of staff, to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA Today Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:37:00 -0400 This week's letters to the editor I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by Air Force liaison officers as 'Duckhunters.' On the civilian side, I am a major airline captain/pilot of a Boeing 737 with 10,000 hours of flight time. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:00 -0400 Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August Sailors stationed overseas will soon see copies of Military Times newspapers for sale in Navy exchanges again. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:00 -0400 Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated w Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:23:00 -0400 Lending scam: Nearly 18,000 personnel to get debt relief New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:04:00 -0400 Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:00 -0400 Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:48:00 -0400 Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:00 -0400 VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets The rising ranks of servicewomen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade has changed the nature of care needed at the Veterans Affairs Department - but the system has yet to fully adapt, advocates say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:22:00 -0400 Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.' Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:20:00 -0400 Gen. Hostage: Manned, unmanned mix needed in Iraq ISR mission still requires pilots who can 'look out the window and see something coming,' ACC commander says. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:19:00 -0400 Top TA schools by service A service-by-service look at the colleges most popular among troops using tuition assistance in fiscal 2013: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:44:00 -0400 Wright-Patterson pressured to fill more hospital beds Ohio's largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:57:00 -0400 Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:00 -0400 White House: EU, U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:00 -0400 CPS worker in 2012 Dyess toddler death charged with evidence tampering Abilene, Texas, police have charged a former state child protective services worker with tampering with evidence in the case of a toddler found dead at her Dyess Air Force Base home nearly two years ago. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:26:00 -0400 MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military's third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:00 -0400 Sailor dies aboard destroyer Williams A Norfolk-based sailor died on deployment last month, the Defense Department announced Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:00 -0400 One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts - and Congress is listening The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:00 -0400 Meet the 2014 Navy Times Sailor of the Year and Coast Guardsman of the Year Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:08:00 -0400 Top TA & GI Bill schools: Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:00 -0400 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:00 -0400 U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:00 -0400 VA reform bill to get vote this week In a dramatic legislative turnaround, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees on Monday unveiled plans for a $17 billion compromise VA reform bill that funds the hiring of more clinicians, expands private care options and makes i Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:48:00 -0400 Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:23:00 -0400 U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach 'a very serious matter' and going public with allegations that have simmered for some tim Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 Camp Pendleton's 'Godfather' sentenced to two years The self-proclaimed 'Godfather' of Camp Pendleton, California, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for funneling construction projects to contractors. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:24:00 -0400 Meet the 2014 Marine Corps Times Marine of the Year Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:00 -0400 Meet the 2014 Air Force Times Airman of the Year Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Meet the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0400